WCPE FM Offers Special Programming for the Winter Holidays

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WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces the station’s seasonal music offerings for December 17, 2016 through January 1, 2017.

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WCPE is pleased to offer unique programs of holiday music.

WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces the station’s seasonal music offerings for December 17, 2016 through January 1, 2017.

“WCPE is pleased to offer unique programs of holiday music,” says Woltz.

"Lullabies and Carols for Christmas" is a program of beautiful and relaxing songs for the season presented by Rob Kennedy, host of WCPE's Great Sacred Music every Sunday morning. Rob has chosen a mix of favorite songs with some added surprises to make for a delightful hour of music.

Here is a partial listing of the special programs. Additional listings are in the Winter Quarter Notes.

Lullabies and Carols for Christmas (hosted by Rob Kennedy. Times listed are ET, +5 GMT.)

Sunday, December 18 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21 - 9 p.m.
Friday, December 23 - 10 a.m.
Sunday, December 25 - 3 a.m.

Christmas Eve
December 24
Following our special Chanukah program, WCPE’s Bob Chapman presents three hours of favorite Christmas works sung by the stars of the opera stage beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Rob Kennedy will be with listeners on Christmas Day morning from 6 a.m. until 12 noon eastern. Familiar carols and other beautiful music of the season will be on The Classical Station as presents are unwrapped and the company of family and friends is enjoyed.

New Year’s Eve will ring out the old and in the new with favorite waltzes, marches and other classics by Viennese composers Josef Lanner, Emil Walteufel and the Strauss Family, 10 p.m. to midnight. Beethoven’s Ninth will be featured on New Year’s Day at 3 p.m. Listeners can request their seasonal favorites on All Request Friday December 30, 2016 here.

The Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day offered by WCPE transcends belief systems, being crafted by artists from all traditions and listened to by a global audience reflective of the world’s diversity. Found throughout WCPE’s programming are the traditions of people from all walks of life.

WCPE’s live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml. In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.

About WCPE:
Since 1978 WCPE 89.7 FM has been dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is one of the first community-supported stations to stream on the Internet. The programming is available on our own satellite channel and on multiple Internet streams, including IPv6. WCPE receives no tax-derived support, rather depends on tax-deductible support through on-air fundraising and mail-out campaigns. More information can be found at http://www.TheClassicalStation.org or by calling 919-556-5178.

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